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aunt

 (ănt, änt)
n.
1.
a. The sister of one's father or mother.
b. The wife of a sibling of one's mother or father.
2. Used as a form of address for an older woman, especially by children.

[Middle English aunte, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin amita, paternal aunt.]

aunt′hood n.

aunt

(ɑːnt)
n (often capital, esp as a term of address)
1. a sister of one's father or mother
2. the wife of one's uncle
3. a term of address used by children for any woman, esp for a friend of the parents
4. my aunt! my sainted aunt! an exclamation of surprise or amazement
[C13: from Old French ante, from Latin amita a father's sister]

aunt

(ænt, ɑnt)

n.
1. the sister of one's father or mother.
2. the wife of one's uncle.
3. Chiefly New Eng. and South Midland U.S. (used as a term of respectful address to an older woman unrelated to the speaker.)
[1250–1300; Middle English aunte < Anglo-French, for Old French ante < Latin amita father's sister, old feminine past participle of amāre to love, i.e., beloved]
pron: In New England and E Virginia, a “broad a” pronunciation of aunt, resembling either the (ä) of car or a vowel midway in quality between (ä) and the (a) of hat, occurs in the speech of all social groups, even those who do not use the sound in words like dance and laugh.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aunt - the sister of your father or motheraunt - the sister of your father or mother; the wife of your uncle
grandaunt, great-aunt - an aunt of your father or mother
kinswoman - a female relative
maiden aunt - an unmarried aunt
uncle - the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
Translations
عَمَّة /خالةعَمّـه، خالَه، زَوجَة العَم أو الخال
tia
teta
tantefastermoster
onklino
tädi
täti
tetkateta
nagynéninéni
föðursystirmóðursystir
おば伯母叔母
이모고모
amitamatertera
tetatetulė
krustmātetante
അമ്മായി
tantefastermoster
ciociaciotkastryjenka
teta
teta
tetaтета
fastermostertant
พี่หรือน้องสาวของพ่อหรือแม่
тетатіткатіточкатьотяцьоця
bác

aunt

[ɑːnt]
A. Ntía f
my aunt and unclemis tíos mpl
B. CPD Aunt Sally Nblanco m (de insultos, críticas)

aunt

[ˈɑːnt] ntante f
Aunt Vera → tante Vera

aunt

nTante f

aunt

[ɑːnt] nzia
my aunt and uncle → i miei zii, mia zia e mio zio

aunt

(aːnt) noun
the sister of one's father or mother, or the wife of one's uncle. My Aunt Anne died last week; The child went to the circus with her aunt.
ˈauntie, ˈaunty (ˈaːnti) noun
an aunt. Auntie Jean; Where's your auntie?

aunt

عَمَّة /خالة teta tante Tante θεία tía täti tante tetka zia おば 이모 tante tante ciocia tia тетя faster พี่หรือน้องสาวของพ่อหรือแม่ teyze bác 姑妈

aunt

n. tía.

aunt

n tía
References in classic literature ?
They talked over the new plan while old Hannah cleared the table, then out came the four little work baskets, and the needles flew as the girls made sheets for Aunt March.
He had an aunt in Wines- burg, a black-toothed old woman who raised chick- ens, and with her he lived until she died.
The girl was quite as tall as her aunt Pelagie, with dark eyes that reflected joy as a still pool reflects the light of stars; and her rounded cheek was tinged like the pink crepe myrtle.
And like a sister of charity did this charitable Aunt Charity bustle about hither and thither, ready to turn her hand and heart to anything that promised to yield safety, comfort, and consolation to all on board a ship in which her beloved brother Bildad was concerned, and in which she herself owned a score or two of well-saved dollars.
Suddenly some of the steam begins to advance, and, peering through it, you discern Aunt Elizabeth, Ona's stepmother--Teta Elzbieta, as they call her--bearing aloft a great platter of stewed duck.
Here, also, in summer, various brilliant annuals, such as marigolds, petunias, four-o'clocks, found an indulgent corner in which to unfold their splendors, and were the delight and pride of Aunt Chloe's heart.
I hoped they was going to say he could have one or two of the chains took off, because they was rotten heavy, or could have meat and greens with his bread and water; but they didn't think of it, and I reckoned it warn't best for me to mix in, but I judged I'd get the doctor's yarn to Aunt Sally somehow or other as soon as I'd got through the breakers that was laying just ahead of me -- explanations, I mean, of how I forgot to mention about Sid being shot when I was telling how him and me put in that dratted night paddling around hunting the run- away nigger.
TOM presented himself before Aunt Polly, who was sitting by an open window in a pleasant rearward apartment, which was bedroom, breakfast-room, dining-room, and library, combined.
Well, me and Tom Sawyer had the spring fever, and had it bad, too; but it warn't any use to think about Tom trying to get away, because, as he said, his Aunt Polly wouldn't let him quit school and go traipsing off somers wasting time; so we was pretty blue.
My dress was not much tumbled and Aunt Jane helped me press it out.
An aunt of my father's, and consequently a great-aunt of mine, of whom I shall have more to relate by and by, was the principal magnate of our family.
Dorothy Gale lived on a farm in Kansas, with her Aunt Em and her Uncle Henry.